Friday, February 24, 2012

Restaurant Equipment

 

Restaurant Equipment

Planning to buy restaurant equipment? Here are some tips for you to get the most value for your investment. The first and the foremost goal is to buy kitchen equipment that will meet your various food preparation and cooking demands with ease. There are a broad selection of restaurant supplies and equipment options such as ovens, steamers, toasters, and broilers available for your food service kitchen. From the cutlery you select to the refrigerated equipment you choose, your restaurant equipment is intended to serve its purpose and not give you or your staff any hassle. Here are few questions to ask yourself before you make your restaurant equipment purchase.

 

Have you identified your needs? 

 The first thing is to identify your needs whether you are going to buy the kitchen equipment for domestic purpose or commercial purpose. For example if you are going to start a sandwich shop then it is important to buy at least two commercial grade high volume slicing machines, one for meat and the other one for cheese.

 

Do you have ample space?

It is always important to consider the space for placing the equipment especially when you have a space crunch. It is desirable to choose restaurant supplies depending on your purpose and the amount of space available.

 

Do you know the functionality?

It is better to know the functionalities of the restaurant equipment at the time of purchase in order to avoid discomfort later while handling it. Choose restaurant equipment that is easy to operate and user friendly. Moreover avoid devices that require complex installations.

 

Are you aware of the material and technology used?

Before the purchase, know about the type of material used. Stainless steel appliances and utensils are very popular because it is far more sanitary, more durable, and easy to clean and maintain. Contemporary kitchen gadgets use state-of-the-art technology which allows you to perform culinary tasks relatively faster. Infrared technology is used for the quick production of quality food without oil. There is no risk for cleaning the device because some have self cleaning features that saves water and energy.

 

How about the customer service?

There are many restaurant supply stores that supply the latest restaurant appliances and equipment for restaurant business but ensure that the store you are heading to has the customer service incase you need any clarifications and after purchase queries. The customer service offered by that restaurant supply store is effective, proficient, well-organized, and helpful.

 

 

Have you fixed the budget?

The restaurant equipment you buy should be within the budget. Decide on the amount of money you spend on purchasing the restaurant accessories and devices. Buying restaurant equipment from online restaurant supply store is one of the most effective ways of reducing the cost. Due to lower operating costs and overheads, online stores offer quality kitchen equipment at affordable prices.

 
So, before you make a purchase, be sure that you follow the above tips in so you will get the quality of restaurant equipment you want at a price your comfortable paying. Make a smart investment in the kitchen for your restaurant, hotel, inn or other type of food service establishment and increase your productivity!
 

 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Repair or Replace Refrigerator

Repair or Replace Refrigerator

Repair or Replace Refrigerator

Should You Repair Your Old Refrigerator, Or Buy New?

Debating whether you should fix your old refrigerator, or shell out some cash to buy a new one?  There have been some major changes and improvements to refrigerators in the last 20 years, and it can be difficult to decide if it’s worth fixing the one that you have.  Still have a harvest gold, or avocado green refrigerator?  Well it might be time to replace it.  Here are some things to consider before you decided whether to repair or replace.

 

Assess The Problem
The first thing that you should do is assess what is wrong with the one that you have.  Is it not cooling, getting too cold, making funny noises, or just falling apart?  If it is something simple, or you are a DIYer that likes to fix things, then a good site to go to is partsdr.com a site that offers repair help and sells appliance parts.  If you are not sure what is wrong with your refrigerator, or you don’t feel comfortable working on things, then you should call a professional to take a look at it.  Most appliance repair companies charge $50-$100 to come out to your house and diagnose what is wrong with your refrigerator.

 

 

Price Out New Ones
In order to know how much money is worth sticking into your old refrigerator, you will need to know how much it will cost to replace it.  Take measurements from your old refrigerator and the opening where the refrigerator goes into (height, width, and depth).  Go shopping at your local appliance stores and price out how much a comparable model will cost to replace the one that you have.  Make sure to include the price of delivery and taking away the old one, unless you have the ability to do that yourself.

 

 

Energy Usage
If you have an older refrigerator and you are wondering whether it might be worth while to upgrade to a new one for the energy savings, then head over to engergystar.gov and check out their refrigerator energy savings calculator.  This handy calculator lets you enter in your refrigerator style, age, and how much you pay for electricity to estimate the savings of a new refrigerator.  You might be surprised how much you can save if you have an older model refrigerator.

 

 

 You know your refrigerator better than anyone else.  Has it been a lemon from the get go with constant repairs?  Well, then it might be time to replace it.  But if it has held up well, and you have never had any other issues with it, then it is probably a good idea to fix it.  I am sure you have heard the saying, “they don’t make them like they used to” before.  That saying definitely applies to appliances.  Most new appliances are made with thinner metal and thinner plastic, and they don’t seem to hold up long term as well as the older appliances.
Article written by  ,  CEO and Co-Founder of PartsDr.com an appliance parts retailer.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The Best Rated Top Five Refrigerators for 2012

Best Rated Top Five Refrigerators

Best Rated Top Five Refrigerators

 

The Best Rated Top Five Refrigerators for 2012

As the year comes to a close, many home owners will start to think about how they can upgrade their kitchen in 2012 – with a new refrigerator often being very near the top of that list, being the main centre piece of any modern kitchen design.  With that in mind, many online retailers are preparing themselves for an upsurge in sales over January and February.  If you are considering buying a new fridge freezer, then here’s a small selection of what we believe will be the top 5 best-selling units over the next 12 months – and we’ve listed a refrigerator to suit all budgets and styles. 

 

 

Haier HNSB02 1.7 Cubic Feet1.7 Cubic Feet Compact Refrigerator

For those on a not only a budget, but also with limited space, then a compact refrigerator will best suit you.  Top of the brands in this niche tend to be the Haier range and their best-selling HNSB02 1.7 Cubic Feet Compact model consistently comes top of consumer and customer ratings.  You can find out more about this product in this online Haier HNSB02 review and can expect to pay under $100 dollars for this most practical of mini-fridges. 

 

 

Koolatron KWC-4 6 Can Vending – Coca Cola Retro Style

Next up on our list is a refrigerator to suit people who love a bit of retro design, and on that front the Koolatron KWC-4 Cola Fridge does not disappoint. It comes in red with the Coca-Cola branding prominently displayed and adds a touch of 1960’s retro kitsch design to any household.  It’s not very big, as its main purpose is as a soda can vending fridge, but you can also store smaller chilled food items in it should you wish to do so.

 

 

Amana 25 Cubic Feet Side-by-Side Refrigerator – ASD2522WRB in Black

Moving up in capacity with a refrigerator that is very much suited to a larger family, you should check out the Amana black side by side model.  It’s large in size with a whopping 25 cubic feet and is in stylish black.  The Amana fridge comes with a range of functionality designed to meet the everyday demands of family life as there’s lots of room inside it and includes an external ice dispenser machine and water filters.  The cheapest online deals for this refrigerator tend to stop around the $850 Dollars mark – with Amazon offering some good prices over December into January. 

 

 

Samsung Stainless Steel RF267AAWP 25.5 Cubic Foot French Door Refrigerator

Reading online Samsung refrigerator reviews, you will see that this stainless steel model typically receives a high rating of at least 80% – and it’s easy to see why.  It includes a very intuitive digital display letting the customer set temperature and humidity for each separate section inside the fridge and freezer.   You can even thaw or chill items very quickly using the CoolSelect Pantry function – which will help if you need to prepare cold items quickly for a dinner party in the New Year.  This one will set you back well over $1500 Dollars so you might need to look harder for a bargain on this one – but stainless steel refrigerators do tend to be more expensive as a general guide. 

 

 

Whirlpool ED5FVGXWS 36 25.3 Cubic Feet Refrigerator

Competing with the Samsung model for business is this Whirlpool refrigerator of a similar capacity and price point.  It does cost a little less, but comes with very similar features and is one of the highest rated refrigerators when it comes to Energy Star qualification.  It will probably cost you around $60 dollars a year to run in electricity bills which makes it one of the more energy efficient models on the market. 

 

 

More Refrigerator Reviews and Ratings

If this selection has whetted your appetite for a new fridge freezer in 2012, then make sure you visit www.RefrigeratorReviews4u.com  - the number one online resource for all things refrigeration related including reviews, comment, FAQs, and video guides on all the latest models and brands.

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